The leader of the Gambia Moral Congress has bitterly opposed to his disqualification to contest the December 4th presidential elections.
In a press statement, the Independent Electoral Commission justified Mai Ahmad Fatty’s disqualification thus:
He has not complied with Section 42 (2) (a) being that, in Banjul Administrative Area, he submitted the support of nomination by less than two hundred registered voters, as opposed to the legal requirement that a candidate for election to the office of President shall be nominated in the prescribed Form 1 Part A of the Fourth Schedule by not less than five thousand voters whose names appear in the register of voters, with at least two hundred voters from each Administrative Area.
Mai Ahmed Patty’s nomination is hereby rejected in accordance with section 47 (I) of the Elections Act.
In a video posted on social media and reproduced by Kairo News, the GMC leader could be seen expressing his fury.